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Dex Flix brings you the latest movie reviews and previews of what's coming out for 2018. As well as past movies that you missed on the big screen!

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "ROCKETMAN" 2019  

Director Dexter Fletcher tells the story of how young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John, as we're guided through his breakthrough years in the 1970's.

Taron Egerton who plays "Elton John" is charming and charismatic on screen and shows how fame like many stars we have loved and adored over the years can be turned by sex drugs and rock and roll.

Comparing this to the likes of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" still comes a decent runner up but both films are still enjoyable if you love a sing along whilst watching the bio story unfold.

 Personal Rating - 7.9/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.4/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM" 2019  

The third instalment of John Wick played by Keanu Reeves, continues from the previous franchise "John Wick - Chapter 2" where John is on the run for killing a member of the international assassin's guild. He now has a 14 million price tag on him with every woman and man after him to reap the reward.

John has to now find a way to survive this wave of challenges as he's out to clear his name and find some friends along the way. Keanu's limited lines and dominance in the film gives you a sense of ample action and escapism overall. With the addition of Halle Berry as "Sofia" a old friend of Mr Wick is on aid to call it even.

If you love a bit of kung fu action with blood and bullets, this one is right up your street.

 Personal Rating - 7.2/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE HUSTLE" 2019  

A set of con artists, one a high class thief and the other is a low class but cunning at what she does. They cross paths and make it their mission to steal from the two men that had wronged them in the past and going for the ultimate score.

Anne Hathaway plays the high class British thief "Josephine Chesterfield" and Rebel Wilson plays the whacky low class Aussie thief "Penny Rust". Despite these two well known actors, this film lacked any decent story and dragged with all the comical value. It's one of those films that you choose when you can't find anyting else on.

 Personal Rating - 5.2/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.4/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "POKEMON - THE PIKACHU DETECTIVE" 2019  

With the mysterious disappearance of Ace detective "Harry Goodman" played by Ryan Reynolds, his son "Tim" played by Justice Smith tries to get to the truth with the aid of his father's former Pokemon in crime, Pikachu.

Turns out Tim and Pikachu are very compatible as Tim is the only one who can understand what Pikachu is saying. They go on to find clues and unravel the mystery of where Harry had vanished to.

 Personal Rating - 7/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.6/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "SHAZAM" 2019  

DC release their fun loving Superhero controlled by a young 14 year old boy called "Billy Batson". For Billy to activate his inner superhero, he just needs to shout out the magic word which transforms him into Shazam. Despite the quick switch, it takes time to get used to his new powers as he's after all a kid still at heart.

Like many Superhero's there seems to be a nemesis that is not far behind and in this case for Shazam, its in the name of Dr Thaddeus Silva who's out to steal the magical the abilities of Shazam.

Overall this film is fun and querky at times and i would say its one for all the family can enjoy.

 Personal Rating - 6.8/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.1/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "TOLKIEN" 2019  

Ever wondered how the story began for Lord of the Rings?, Set on a journey with the young J.R.R. Tolkien and his fellow outcasts, their brotherhood goes from strength to strength leading up to the first World War.

We see how Tolkien played by Nicolas Hault, and his fellow friends "Robert Q Gilson", "Christopher Wiseman", and his closest friend "Geoffrey Bache Smith led his life experiences to inspire the first novel "The Hobbit" and second "The Lord of The Rings".

If you're a big fan of both films then its a nice insight to how this all became a reality and went on to become of the most successful trilogies in modern cinema.

Personal Rating - 7/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.8/10

 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "LITTLE" 2019  

"Jordan Sanders" played by Regina Hall is a high flying tech VIP who seems to treat her assistant with less respect than they deserve. She get's a taste of her own medicine when she's transformed into a child version of herself played by Marsai Martin.

Lil Jordan has to prove she is who she is to her work colleagues and begins to have a change of heart when she remembers why and how she was treated during her early years. Her assistant "April" played by Issa Rae helps Jordan realise she needs to change her ways and see the good in people before it's too late.

What i also like about this film was the black girl magic of Marsai Martin who was executive producer of this film at a tender age of 13. I can see a bright future for this young talented indivual. If you don't know who she is, you sure do now.

 Personal Rating - 6.5/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.4/10

Dex Flix's Film Review "IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK" 2019 

Based on the Novel by James Baldwin, see's a childhood love romance blossoms with "Tish aka Clementine" played by Kiki Layne and "Fonny aka Alonso" played Stephan James. They grow as a power couple to only be broken up by an accused rape. Fonny is sent down while Tish who is pregnant sets out to proves his innocence.

The Casting of this movie features Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna and Dave Franco to name a few. Director Barry Jenkins who brought you Moonlight, again delivers another great movie capturing love, family and injustice that still evident in America today.

 Personal Rating - 7.5/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.2/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "AVENGERS - ENDGAME" 2019  

Before the film, we had lost the legendary Stan Lee who we owe so many memories for this magical journey Marvel has taken us on. With Thanos wiping out half of the world's population, the remaining Avengers have to group together to find a way to fight back for the future of Man-kind and Superhero's.

This film for me had it all, the great highs and lows of action, comedy with a rollercoaster of emotion. We also see a few casts members come back and they finally get their chance to make things right with a another showdown against the mighty Thanos.

 

 Personal Rating - 9/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8.5/10

 

 

Dex Flix's Film Review "US" 2019 

Jordan Peele's second major film "US", is a film i would suggest you clear your mind and prepare for it to be challenged. We are set with our leading character "Adelaide Wilson" played by Lupita Nyongo where she is accompanied by her family of 4, including her Husband to a weekend away. 

Traumatised by her past, Adelaide is convinced something bad is going to creep up on her and becomes very protective amongst her family. Her two kids get tired of the journey, while her Husband "Gabe Wilson" played by Winston Duke insists the kids can go to a local Carnival to let off some steam.

Lets just say when they go home nothing is the same again. The Wilson family lives are at risk and they must do whatever it takes to survive.

 Personal Rating - 7.5 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.9